Pedrosa (2) takes an early lead Motogp.com Jorge Lorenzo continued his stunning pace in his first year of Moto GP with his third pole and third podium out of three races, this time claiming the top step at Estoril for his first win. Even in a sport renowned for swelled heads, this kid has a … Continue reading Lorenzo continues to impress
“Two Belgian Tourists and Two Yemeni Guides killed by Al-Qaeda”.
The news told the story of a convoy of five Land Cruisers in a remote but well-known tourist valley. The gunmen were hidden behind a parked Land Cruiser on the side of the road and as the convoy approached, they jumped out, spraying the first vehicle with automatic gunfire.
Merritt, B.C., rider Luc Lacroix Steve Thornton/Merritt News photo In the wake of the murder of three children in Merritt, B.C., Harley rider Luc Lacroix has organized a motorcycle rally to help the family deal with the tragedy. Lacroix said the rally will raise money to help pay for the funerals. "The thought of having … Continue reading Biker helps after Merritt murders
RC8 at Valencia Porrozzi F. KTM is getting serious about road racing: in 250 GP racing the factory team has a strong presence, Mika Kallio having won the race last weekend at Valencia. The company has announced plans to enter a V-4-powered bike in the 2009 World Superbike series, and will be competing in the … Continue reading RC8 in first race
No bonus for CEO Ziemer this year, but Harley unions seem happy (ish). Unions representing about 2,200 workers in Wisconsin have signed four-year agreements with Harley-Davidson to settle their recent labour disputes. The company has individual labour agreements with the United Steelworkers and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in Milwaukee, and with … Continue reading Harley settle with unions
Harley riders head for the Best Western Best Western has teamed up with Harley-Davidson to lure riders into its hotels across North America. The company has agreed to offer special benefits, like lip balm, tar remover, wipe-down rags, and special parking, to motorcyclists who stay at Best Western hotels. "Best Western recognizes that Harley-Davidson and … Continue reading Harley riders get a room
Company: Ducati Models involved: Hypermotard 1100 and S Problem: On some bikes the licence plate holder may break off and get tangled in the rear wheel. Consequence: Things getting tangled in the rear wheel are never good and can result in a crash. Fix: Dealers will replace holder with an altogether stronger version. Recall Number: … Continue reading Latest Recalls
Just right for city driving … "Branding" seems to be as important as the motorcycles themselves these days; just look at the money Harley-Davidson and Ducati make from jackets, gloves, T-shirts, and other trinkets extolling the company name. New from Ducati this year is a series of clothing designed to go with the new Monster … Continue reading Monster mash
Neukirchner could have won Interesting World Superbike stuff from Valencia in Spain on Sunday, not least a contrast in personalities. High class: multiple world champion Troy Bayliss finishes second on his factory Xerox Ducati in the first race and has nothing to say except for compliments for the guy who beat him — Lorenzo Lanzi, … Continue reading Highs and lows at Valencia
"138 reasons to see the Stadium, paid with your taxes, in Montreal." Now that’s funny … A Harley-Davidson billboard campaign in La Belle Province has irritated some politicos there, according to the Edmonton Sun. The Alberta newspaper published a story recently on its website that said Harley billboards are urging people to ride to … Continue reading Ride for smokes "not funny"